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"Hey you guys!" Can you believe The Goonies is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary? Me neither, but June 4-7, the city of Astoria, Oregon, where the film was shot on location, will be hosting a four day celebration that sounds pretty exciting.
The festivities include a red carpet showing of The Goonies along with the premiere of a brand new documentary about the making of the film. Some of the cast members plan to be in attendance, including Corey Feldman (Mouth), Jeff Cohen (Chunk [who's not so chunky anymore]), and Joe Pantoliano (Francis Fratelli), to name a few. Other events include a Goonies themed treasure hunt, meet & greets with the cast, VIP dinner, 80s themed dance night, a Goonies themed concert taking place on the same football field used as a location in the film, a "truffle shuffle" 5K run, and the list goes on. For full details check out the official anniversary page: http://www.gooniesanniversary.com/
But, the one thing I wish I could participate in are the location tours that will be taking place during the celebration. If you take the official tours that will be available, you will have the opportunity to see some of the exterior locations, like the football field, as well as some of the interior locations, such as the houses that were used as "Mikey's House" and "Mouth's House."
Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to get up to Astoria, Oregon for the 25th anniversary, but if any of you are able to make it, I would love to hear how it all turns out.
The Goonies Theatrical Trailer